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Adiantum tenerum ‘Glory of Moordrecht’

Brittle maidenhair fern

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Features

  • Height0.3m to 1m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Leaf ColourMid-green

Description

Adiantum tenerum ‘Glory of Moordrecht’ (Brittle maidenhair fern). Semi-evergreen or evergreen fern which has broadly lance-shaped, much divided and spreading, mid-green fronds borne on dark purple-brown to black stalks. Pinnae are rounded or diamond-shaped.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Rhizome, Fern

Origin

Central America

Interest and use

Often grown as a houseplant in temperate zones.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender with a min 7-13C. They will prefer semi-shade and most species will prefer moist neutral to acidic soil. You should remove the fading fronds regularly.

Propagation

By division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, mealy bugs, vine weevil and scale insects.

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